The NHL on Versus is mixing things up talent wise tonight. Tony Amonte will make his debut as Jeremy Roenick’s sparring partner on NHL Overtime. It will be hard for the two to beat last week’s shows but they should have some good chemistry since JR and Amonte are former teammates. Amonte has done some studio analyst work for Comcast SportsNet New England in the past and has made regular appearances on Boston’s WEEI radio. It will be interesting to see how he does on the big stage.
In another twist, NHL on TSN insider Bob McKenzie will also be on Versus tonight. McKenzie will make a brief cameo but his only US appearances are usually on NHL Network. This is a good move for Versus as they lack anyone in a real “insider” role. Versus would be wise to pick one up and boost their online coverage to go along with it.